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Nevis maintenance supervisor Don Umthun expected to return the existing pier back to position this week, but windy conditions precluded the move. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

Aging fishing piers in Nevis, Akeley scheduled to be replaced

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The Lake Belle Taine and 11th Crow Wing Lake public fishing piers will soon be replaced, the Nevis and Akeley councils learned this week.


David Schotzko, DNR area supervisor for state parks and trails, said grants will fund the replacement of the existing 20+-year-old piers, but the timeline has not yet been determined.

The piers will be constructed at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Stillwater, but a backlog exists.

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